Archive for the ‘latino’ Category

Jarritos – Mexico’s First National Soft Drink

The nice people at Jarritos provided me with the opportunity to try out all 11 flavors of their Mexican-made soda. I enjoyed them all, but my favorites were Mango, Mandarin, Strawberry, and Lemon-Lime. Jarritos are available throughout the United States and are less carbonated than popular soft drinks made in the U.S. or Canada. Jarritos […]

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Movie: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (opens Aug. 13th)

I have begun working with a group that aims to market mainstream Hollywood movies to the greater U.S. Hispanic/Latino market. The promotional work sounds pretty interesting and I look forward to learning more about, and sharing information on, upcoming films. The first film I’ll be promoting for HMThinkLatino is entitled “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” […]

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The Power of the Latino Vote

Latino Americans will play a vital role in the upcoming 2010 mid-term elections. Latinos, the largest and fasting growing minority group in the United States, were instrumental in electing the last two U.S. presidents. If voting tends keep with the present pace, few politicians in this country will be able to hold an elected position […]

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Univision and the 2010 World Cup

I’m following the 2010 World Cup and caught the second half of the opening 1-1 tie between Mexico and South Africa. I was rooting for Mexico in that game. Though I am not a big soccer fan, the global excitement of the game has me hooked. I find myself cheering on many of the Latino […]

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Puerto Rican Film Review: Maldeamores

This coming Sunday Boricuas will celebrate the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City. I thought I would commemorate the event with my very first film review. I recently saw on DVD a great Puerto Rican movie entitled Maldeamores (lovesickness.) The 2007 film was directed and co-written by Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz and was […]

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Congressman Luis Gutiérrez: Fighting for Immigrant Rights

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, one of only three Puerto Rican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, was arrested on May 1 in Washington, D.C. while protesting Arizona’s new controversial illegal immigrant legislation bill, SB 1070. Representative Guiterrez, the first Latino elected to Congress from the Midwest, has a long-time commitment and passion for protecting and […]

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Meet Daisy Martinez this Saturday at Park Slope’s Bogota Latin Bistro & Bar

Latina Food Network star, Daisy Martinez, comes to Park Slope’s premier Latino restaurant, Bogota Bistro & Mojito Bar this Saturday to sell and sign copies of her new book, Daisy: Morning, Noon, and Night. Martinez, host of the Food Network’s Viva Daisy!, is a native Brooklynite raised by island-born Puerto Ricans. Conveniently divided into appropriate […]

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